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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today extended trailers of its returning drama series “Queen Sugar,” from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and its new romantic drama series “Love Is__” from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.  “Queen Sugar” will premiere its third season on Tuesday May 29 and Wednesday May 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. “Love Is __” will have its series debut on Tuesday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Click below for a first look at the “Queen Sugar” Season 3 extended trailer:
Click below for a first look at the “Love Is ___” extended trailer:
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About “Queen Sugar”
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In the series’ third season, the critically acclaimed drama series from Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, returns as the Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and father’s legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. They soon find that their fight extends beyond their close-knit family, but also to the community.  Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) remains in the thick of the trials and tribulations in both her personal and professional life as she continues to battle the Landry family while also trying to ensure Micah’s (Nicholas Ashe) safety and future. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is still reeling from learning from Darla (Bianca Lawson) that he might not be the biological father of his son, Blue (Ethan Hutchison), and attempts to push forward as the new cane season begins. A new and unexpected love in the form of an old friend comes into Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) life and challenges her long-held notions of relationships while also offering her something she didn’t think she could ever have.
“Queen Sugar” was named Television Show of the Year from both American Black Film Festival (ABFF Honors) and African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) for the second consecutive year and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Drama Series. In 2017, Queen Sugar was Wednesdaynight’s #1 original cable series among African-American W25-54 and Wednesday night’s #2 original scripted cable series W25-54.
About “Love Is ___”
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Michele Weaver (“Illicit”) and Will Catlett (“Black Lightning”) star in OWN’s new romantic drama “Love Is__,” from award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil (“Girlfriends,” Being Mary Jane,” “The Game”) and Salim Akil (“Black Lightning”). Set primarily in 1990’s Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood, “Love Is__” follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts. Told from the perspective of the couple’s present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later — a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family. Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love.
“Love Is___” also features Primetime Emmy®-winner Loretta Devine (“Grey’s Anatomy”), NAACP Image Award-nominee Vanessa Bell Calloway (“Coming to America”), NAACP Image Award-winner Tim Reid (“Sister, Sister”), Tosin Morohunfola (“The Chi”), Tammy Townsend (“Sherri”), and Michael King (“Black Lightning”), all with recurring roles.
 
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Clips | OWN’s Unscripted Relationship Series “Love Goals” Off To a “Spicy” Start!

There is no better time to reflect and work on your relationship than while you “#QuarantineAndChill!” If you need a few examples of what to do–and not do–check out OWN’s newest reality series, “Love Goals!” As you may already know the show centers on five couples with various issues working together to fix their relationship issues.

The first season is already off to a spicy start and we have a few clips to share with you! Check them out below ahead of this Saturday’s latest episode:

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There is no better time to reflect and work on your relationship than while you “#QuarantineAndChill!” If you need a few examples of what to do–and not do–check out OWN’s newest reality series, “Love Goals!” As you may already know the show centers on five couples with various issues working together to fix their relationship issues.

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The first season is already off to a spicy start and we have a few clips to share with you! Check them out below ahead of this Saturday’s latest episode:

(P) Saturday, March 21 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: All Buttoned Up

Spirit tries to help Breyon and Sundy through some of the difficulty facing their relationship. Breyon struggles to come to grips with the idea of ending things with his other girlfriends, but Sundy’s hardened exterior makes it hard for him to fully commit.

Theresa And Spinderella Bond Over Their Relationships | Love Goals | Oprah Winfrey Network

Breyon Struggles With Sundy’s New Expectations | Love Goals | Oprah Winfrey Network

Can Spirit Get Through To Sundy? | Love Goals | Oprah Winfrey Network

Breyon Brings Receipts To The Therapy Session | Love Goals | Oprah Winfrey Network

We have to say we are really rooting for all of these couples. We recently had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Dwayne and Theresa Bowe, and we are convinced Spirit is working some magic over there. This series is definitely off to a fiery start. From the looks of it Sundy and Breyon have a lot to sort through. Sundy’s stance is a bit tough, but we have to admit the infidelity on Breyon’s part seems intolerable. Multiple girlfriends?  Theresa and Spinderella seem to be bonding and relate well to each other. They definitely seem to have it more “together” than some of the other ladies involved in the show.

You all just be sure to check out “Love Goals” this Saturday night only on OWN, at 9/8 PM EST, check your local listing for showtimes.

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BET+ & Tyler Perry Studios New Original Drama, “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” Available NOW on BET+

The BET+ new original drama from Tyler Perry, “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” is available today exclusively across all platforms the service is available. The first three episodes, of the one-hour drama, are available now with new episodes launching every Thursday. 

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The BET+ new original drama from Tyler Perry“Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” is available today exclusively across all platforms the service is available. The first three episodes, of the one-hour drama, are available now with new episodes launching every Thursday.

“Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” is the first new original series from Tyler Perry to stream on BET+, a joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios.

“Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” a spin-off of the hit television series “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” tells the riveting story of a woman named Ruth who kidnaps her young daughter to join her in the dark underworld of a fanatical religious cult. “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” stars Melissa L. WilliamsMatt Cedeño, Lenny D. Thomas, Yvonne Senat JonesBaadja-Lyne Odums, Jaime Callica, Nirine S. BrownBlue Kimble, Stephanie CharlesHervé Clermont, Anthony Bless, and Bobbi Baker.

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Melissa L. Williams as “Ruth”

“Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” is executive produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.

We have to say Tyler Perry is really making moves in 2020 with all of his new series and films being released. He is the epitome of “Never Not Working,” as we like to say on our various social media accounts. “Ruthless” definitely deserves a chance! We definitely want to learn more about this cult Ruth is a part and how, or if, she and her daughter can be liberated from it. Furthermore, how will this affect the story lines of “The Oval” at large?

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What do you guys think of Tyler Perry’s newest series? Sound off in the comments’ section below! Happy viewing! #QuarantineAndChill!

For more information about “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and BET+ visit the network’s official page at BET.com, and join the conversation on social on the show’s official channels @JoinTheHighest  (Instagram:Twitter).

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Check It Out! Netflix Reveals Cast & Key Art for “The Babysitter’s Club!”

Netflix’s new series THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB is based on the best-selling book series, that follows the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary-Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), and Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez) as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Rounding out the cast, Alicia Silverstone plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the selfless single-mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of all around good guy Watson Brewer, played by Mark Feuerstein.

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Netflix’s new series THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB is based on the best-selling book series, that follows the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary-Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), and Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez) as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Rounding out the cast, Alicia Silverstone plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the selfless single-mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of all around good guy Watson Brewer, played by Mark Feuerstein.

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Ann M. Martin, the beloved series author and producer on the new series, was the first to conceive the idea of these inspiring young girls with different backgrounds, personalities and opinions that were brought together by a business venture they conceived and bonded through the friendships they forged. The adaptation of the contemporary dramedy that continues to champion friendship, female empowerment and entrepreneurship was led by Rachel Shukert (Glow) as showrunner and Lucia Aniello (Broad City) as executive producer and director.

We are really excited about the release of “The Babysitter’s Club!” Growing up it was one of our favorite books to read in grade school. Netflix has been running low on family friendly shows as of late with the surprising cancellation of popular series like Fuller House and One Day At A Time. This reboot, hopefully, will be as heartwarming as the book and the series from 1990; but updated for a new generation!

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